Intracardiac echocardiography-guided cardiac tumor biopsy

Taiki Higo, Masao Takemoto, Kiyohiro Ogawa, Shujiro Inoue, Ken Ichi Eshima, Hideo Tada, Kenji Sunagawa

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A 63-year-old woman was admitted to hospital with the chief complaint of new onset chest discomfort and pretibial pitting edema. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a large invasive tumor on the heart protruding into the right atrium and right ventricle, which obstructed the outflow tract. She underwent transvenous 9Fr, 9-MHz ultra intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) (EP Technologies, Boston Scientific Corporation, San Jose, CA, USA) guided biopsy, and a diagnosis of malignant lymphoma was established from the specimen obtained. ICE-guided cardiac tumor biopsy may be one of the most useful strategies for diagnosis of cardiac tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-383
Number of pages3
JournalCirculation Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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